A Study Permit is not required for programs less than 6 months in lengths. Please ensure if you need either a Temporary Resident Permit or an eTA before entering Canada. Immigration Visit the website of Refugee Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to check this.
|Type of Visa||Length of Stay||Length of Study||Visa Process||Work authorization|
|Temporary Resident Permit
|Up to 6 months||Up to 6 months||
|Study Permit||6 months or longer||6 months or longer||Apply for visa before arrival.
Can use school Letter of Acceptance
|Working Holiday Visa
|Up to 6 months||Apply before arrival||Open work permit|
Please note that you may need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when applying for a visa to enter Canada.
Medical Insurance is required for students studying in Canada.
Options for medical insurance are:
- Purchase before departure in you own country (Please present to IH staff during Day 1 orientation)
- Purchase Guard Me Insurance from IH Vancouver before or after arriving in Canada
- Sign up for the British Columbia Medical Services Plan (available for students on study permits or working holiday visas after 6 months stay in Canada)